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Patrol info for U-47


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
3 Jun 1940Kiel6 Jul 1940Kiel34 days

Commander

Officers *


Kptlt. Günther Prien
1WO

Oblt. Hans-Werner Kraus
2WO

Oblt. Amelung von Varendorff

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-47

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We have 33 daily positions for the 34 days U-47 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-47 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Prien (12 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940)

Ships hit by U-47 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Balmoralwood5,834brHX-47
21 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien San Fernando13,056brHX-49
24 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Cathrine1,885pa
27 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Lenda4,005nw
27 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Leticia2,580nl
29 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Empire Toucan4,127br
30 Jun 1940U-47Günther Prien Georgios Kyriakides4,201gr
2 Jul 1940U-47Günther Prien Arandora Star15,501br
 51,189

8 ships sunk (51,189 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

1940

27 Jun 1940. After sinking the Dutch merchantman Leticia, U-47 rescued three survivors and put them in a lifeboat with the rest of the shipwrecked crew.

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Attacks on U-47 during this patrol

We have no recorded attacks on U-47 during this patrol.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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